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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-b
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In general, would you say that you are satisfied with your life? Would you say that you are …
4  very satisfied
3  quite satisfied
2  satisfied
1  not very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Graham & Felton (2005a): study BO 1997 16+ aged, general public, Bolivia, 1997 N = 796
Mean
= 1.968
SD
= 0.917
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study AR 1997 16+ aged, general public, Argentina, 1997 N = 1196
Mean
= 2.137
SD
= 0.957
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study BR 1997 16+ aged, general public, Brazil, 1997 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.375
SD
= 0.754
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study CL 1997 16+ aged, general public, Chile , 1997 N = 1200
Mean
= 2.324
SD
= 0.922
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study CO 1997 16+ aged, general public, Colombia, 1997 N = 1200
Mean
= 2.501
SD
= 0.986
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study GT 1997 16+ aged, general public, Guatemala, 1997 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.401
SD
= 1.010
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study MX 1997 16+ aged, general public, Mexico, 1997 N = 1105
Mean
= 2.614
SD
= 0.980
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study PA 1997 16+ aged, general public, Panama, 1997 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.379
SD
= 1.013
Latinobarómetro (2010): study PE 1997 16+ aged, general public, Peru, 1997 N = 1054
Mean
= 1.698
SD
= 0.867
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study UY 1997 16+ aged, general public, Uruguay, 1997 N = 1189
Mean
= 2.397
SD
= 0.994
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study VE 1997 16+ aged, general public, Venezuela, 1997 N = 1200
Mean
= 2.454
SD
= 1.090
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study CR 1997 16+ aged, general public, Costa Rica, 1997 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.819
SD
= 1.051
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study EC 1997 16+ aged, general public, Ecuador, 1997 N = 1200
Mean
= 2.060
SD
= 0.953
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study SV 1997 16+ aged, general public, El Salvador, 1997 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.485
SD
= 0.918
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study HN 1997 16+ aged, general public, Honduras, 1997 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.406
SD
= 1.169
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study NI 1997 16+ aged, general public, Nicaragua, 1997 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.673
SD
= 1.124
Latinobarómetro (2010): study PY 1997 16+ aged, general public, Paraguay, 1997 N = 575
Mean
= 2.164
SD
= 0.858
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study ZZ Latin America 1997 16+ aged, general public, Latin America, 1997 N = 17767
Mean
= 2.351
SD
= 1.017
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study AR 2000 16+ aged, general public, Argentina, 2000 N = 1200
Mean
= 2.211
SD
= 1.011
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study BO 2000 16+ aged, general public, Bolivia, 2000 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.890
SD
= 0.921
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study BR 2000 16+ aged, general public, Brazil, 2000 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.614
SD
= 0.640
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study CL 2000 16+ aged, general public, Chile , 2000 N = 1200
Mean
= 2.284
SD
= 0.981
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study CO 2000 16+ aged, general public, Colombia, 2000 N = 1200
Mean
= 2.404
SD
= 1.026
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study CR 2000 16+ aged, general public, Costa Rica, 2000 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.642
SD
= 1.062
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study EC 2000 16+ aged, general public, Ecuador, 2000 N = 1200
Mean
= 1.862
SD
= 0.994
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study SV 2000 16+ aged, general public, El Salvador, 2000 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.338
SD
= 1.011
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study GT 2000 16+ aged, general public, Guatemala, 2000 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.641
SD
= 1.013
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study HN 2000 16+ aged, general public, Honduras, 2000 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.631
SD
= 1.069
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study MX 2000 16+ aged, general public, Mexico, 2000 N = 1200
Mean
= 2.705
SD
= 0.987
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study NI 2000 16+ aged, general public, Nicaragua, 2000 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.158
SD
= 0.980
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study PA 2000 16+ aged, general public, Panama, 2000 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.781
SD
= 1.071
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study PY 2000 16+ aged, general public, Paraguay, 2000 N = 600
Mean
= 2.139
SD
= 0.982
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study PE 2000 16+ aged, general public, Peru, 2000 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.717
SD
= 0.838
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study UY 2000 16+ aged, general public, Uruguay, 2000 N = 1200
Mean
= 2.360
SD
= 0.997
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study VE 2000 16+ aged, general public, Venezuela, 2000 N = 1200
Mean
= 2.822
SD
= 1.045
Graham & Pettinato (2001a): study ZZ Latin America 2000 16+ aged, general public,Latin America, 2000 N = 18000
Mean
= 2.367
SD
= 1.038
Latinobarómetro (2010): study NI 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Nicaragua, 2002 N = 129
Mean
= 2.230
SD
= 1.040
Latinobarómetro (2010): study HN 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Honduras, 2002 N = 316
Mean
= 2.450
SD
= 1.060